Bath City stadium turnstiles damaged after car burnt out

Burnt out car at Bath City stadium The car was burnt out right next to the stadium

A car has been burnt out next to Bath City stadium, damaging turnstiles prior to the first home game of the season.

Avon Fire and Rescue said it was called to the blaze in the stadium car park in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

As well as damage to the turnstiles, the tarmac outside the ground at Twerton Park was melted by the fire. The car is currently being removed.

Chairwoman Manda Rigby said: "The whole stand could have gone up in flames."

The club confirmed that the game against Eastleigh will still go ahead.

Avon Fire and Rescue said one fire engine was dispatched to deal with the blaze, which involved a black BMW.

A spokesman said it is believed to have been started deliberately and Avon and Somerset Police have been informed.

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